It started last year. One morning I woke up and this is what I saw. I fought it though. I wasn't willing to give in straight away. So it was another 6 months or so before I really had to hear the call again. This time I owned up to it, but I didn't truly acknowledge what was happening.
And then of course, last month I slipped it in again . You probably didn't even notice. I can be pretty stealth like when I want to!
But I just can't fight it anymore. The gaps between the 'occurrences' has shortened. And it's getting harder to hide. Especially since it's insinuated itself in to so much of my stash.
So here you are. The undeniable proof. No more hiding. No more pretending. Just get used to it, because it's here to stay.
Say Hello (again)....
I have no idea why it strikes me as so strange. But I just can't get used to how much I love it at the moment. I guess that it's just ones of those things, like the whole aqua/brown thing that suddenly reared it's head a couple of years ago.
Today was the first time that I chose to work with yellow over working with red. And I love to work with red. Love it. But I just couldn't resist the golden hues today.
Maybe it was the glorious sunshine that we were bathed in all day today. Or maybe it's just because it's Easter and easter is yellow.
But there is a definite shift in my preferences. It's not just something that I notice now. It's actually something that I buy. This pile of fabrics marks a real departure for me. And I wonder what causes that?
I have never been able to work with it successfully before. And yet today it was inspiring me and making my creative voice sing.
It was an absolute pleasure to cut it and stitch it and see the way the different shades bounce off eachother. And it was a wonderful new experience. I know that sounds silly, but it's true. It's not every day that you discover a new colour. One that changes your existing patterns. And make them seem new too.
And it also allowed me to view my stash in a new light. To search through it with new eyes. Looking for vintage finds that were shoved to the back because the were yellow.
It does lead me to wonder though. How many other things have I changed my opinion of? How quickly does something lose it's appeal or suddenly develop one?
With those questions in mind I've just been looking back at some of my archives and it's almost shocking to see how different my tastes are in just a year. I can already look back and wonder why I would pair that fabric with this one. And until I started keeping this blog I wasn't aware how much or how quickly I could change my opinion on something as basic as what looks nice to me.
Is it just me? Or do you suddenly realise that something that you always found jarring has somehow insinuated it's self in to your 'loves'?
Oh and what am I making with all this yellow?
Well, amongst other things, this little guy....
And not only is yellow brightening my day today but so is the fact that my very clever husband has so far been offered three, yes three new jobs! He has so far been offered every job that he's interviewed for. And I am very, very proud of him. Now we just have to decide which one he's taking. And then we have to decide how to spend the redundancy! New York anyone??